JUNIOR Cup winners Auchinleck Talbot celebrated the success of their dedicated volunteers during Volunteers’ Week.

Manager Tommy Sloan presented club secretary Henry Dumigan with a Volunteers’ Week Certificate in recognition of all the volunteers who contribute to the club’s success.

After the presentation, Henry said: “Voluntary work forms a very high part in the running and success of the club without the dedication and work ethic of our general committee and the many people who assist us, Auchinleck Talbot would not have enjoyed the high level of honours won in league and cup competition we have achieved over the past 40 years.”

Tommy added: “We are aware a substantial part of the club’s success is due to the outstanding support given by volunteers in many areas. Volunteers are involved in areas such as committee; ground staff; catering; club merchandising; memorabilia sales; Beechwood Regeneration Committee; programme compilers; club photographer; Talbot TV; Auchinleck Talbot Youth Academy; various fundraising personnel and supporters clubs and Volunteers Week gives us the opportunity to formally recognise and celebrate our volunteers.”

Volunteers’ Week runs from June 1 to 7 and Ann Hunter of Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire, understands that, without volunteers, sport in Scotland could not run the way it does.

She said: “Volunteers Week is an opportunity for groups across the country to formally recognise their volunteers. I have celebrated Volunteers Week with many groups across East Ayrshire and am inspired by the volunteers who are involved in almost every area of community life including sports clubs.

“Volunteering is an important element of a healthy civic society, it is fun, rewarding and brings communities together. You will be able to find information on becoming a volunteer and the processes involved with that through your local Volunteer Centre.”